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Texas Supreme Court issues new COVID-19 order, approves disciplinary rule changes

The Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday issued its 38th Emergency Order of the COVID-19 pandemic. In it, the court permits the modification or suspension of court deadlines and procedures through August 1, 2021. The order permits all courts to hold in-person proceedings, including jury trials, after the adoption of health and safety standards, but encourages … Continue Reading

Task force to study how to resume criminal court proceedings

A task force designed to help the Texas courts system resume criminal proceedings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic won approval June 24 from the State Bar of Texas Board of Directors. The board approved the Presidential Task Force on Criminal Court Proceedings at the request of 2020-2021 State Bar President Larry McDougal, a Richmond … Continue Reading

Comments sought on proposed rule changes for lawyer advertising, cessation of practice

The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda has published proposed changes to Part VII (Information about Legal Services), Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, in the March issue of the Texas Bar Journal and the February 28 issue of the Texas Register. The published proposal includes revisions to the previously recommended rule changes. For a … Continue Reading

Committee to review proposed lawyer advertising rules

The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda will meet at 10:30 a.m. September 3 at the Texas Law Center in Austin. Among other agenda items, the committee is scheduled to discuss and take possible action on proposed lawyer advertising rules. Members of the public are welcome to attend in person and can also listen to … Continue Reading

Reminder: Comments accepted on proposed advertising rules

The Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda (CDRR) will continue to accept public comments concerning the proposed lawyer advertising rules through March 1, 2019. You can submit comments here. Interested in law firm trade names? Take the CDRR’s poll. The CDRR is responsible for overseeing the initial process for proposing a change or addition to … Continue Reading